TEXTS 263-264
tanra dainya dekhi' suni' pasana bidare
ami tusta hana tabe kahilun donhare
"uttama hana hina kari' manaha apanare
acire karibe krsna tomara uddhare"
tanra dainya dekhi'-by seeing their humility; suni'-or even hearing about it; pasanastone; bidarebecomes melted; amiI; tusta hanabeing very pleased; tabethen; kahilun donharesaid to both of them; uttama hanabeing actually superior in every respect; hinainferior; kari'-proposing as; manahayou accept; apanareyourselves; acirevery soon; karibewill do; krsnaLord Krsna; tomaraof you; uddhareliberation.
"Indeed, the humility of these two brothers could even melt stone. Because I was very pleased with their behavior, I told them, 'Although you are both very exalted, you consider yourselves inferior, and because of this, Krsna will very soon deliver you.'
Such are the qualifications of a pure devotee. Materially one may be very opulent, experienced, influential and educated, but if one still thinks himself lower than straw in the street, one attracts the attention of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu or Lord Krsna. Although Maharaja Prataparudra was a king, he took up a broom to cleanse the road for Lord Jagannatha's Ratha chariot. Because of this humble service, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was very pleased with the King, and for that reason the Lord embraced him. According to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instructions, a devotee should never be puffed up by material power. He should know that material power is the result of one's past good activities (karma) and is consequently transient. At any moment all one's material opulence can be finished; therefore a devotee is never proud of such opulence. He is always humble and meek, considering himself lower than a piece of straw. Because of this, the devotees are eligible to return home, back to Godhead.

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